Government Shutdown Closes Some DC Museums

  • October 01, 2013 21:40

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Lily Furedi, "Subway", 1934. Oil on canvas. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Transfer from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Museums and memorials that attract millions of visitors to the National Mall in Washington, DC, were closed on Tuesday due to the government shutdown, which took effect for the first time in 17 years.

The doors were closed to the government-run Smithsonian museums, monuments and memorials were barricaded, fountains were turned off and trash was not picked up along the National Mall, the area's major tourist attraction.

Meanwhile, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Newseum, the International Spy Museum, National Geographic Museum, National Building Museum, The Phillips Collection and others are among the museums and sites that plan to stay open during the shutdown.


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